Do you have a rubric listing a range of developing proficiency to meeting proficiency and have wondered how to recognize students who’ve exceeded proficiency? Have you seen a rubric that ends with exceeds proficiency, stating that exceeding equates to full credit for the assignment? If so you may have pondered, how can I encourage students to push themselves to strive to exceed proficiency. Awarding extra credit points each time students exceeds proficiency may not be practical, but if a student shows an established record of exceeding proficiency shouldn’t they be recognized for it?
Recognizing Exceeding Proficiency
Single Point Rubrics
The idea of a single point rubric (composed in Laulima Lessons) is that you simply specify a single column for what the students need to do in order to demonstrate they Meet Proficiency and receive full credit. Student who do not meet all the criteria would be in the Developing proficiency and receive less than full credit. Conversely students to truly Exceed Proficiency receive full credit and recognition on the class sticker board. Overtime should a student receive four stickers they will then receive extra credit.
Simple Sticker Chart
The idea is to recreate (in a Google Doc) the classic motivational sticker chart found in many grade school classrooms. Gamification of your teaching can be complex, but the classic sticker chart incorporates some of the core gaming elements in an easy to update and maintain leaderboard which recognizing individual student accomplishments. This type of sticker board can be easily created in a Google Doc and embedded into a Laulima course site. The instructor has Edit access while the students have View access. For the instructor it is as simple as copying and pasting the sticker icons as appropriate.
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For a number of years Leeward CC has maintained a type of technology classroom known as Smart Classrooms. Leeward Smart Classrooms are classrooms that have been enhanced with college supported teaching technologies such as an internet connected computer (Macintosh with the option to load virtual Windows operating system), computer projector with screen, amplified speakers and a laser pointer. The college has begun phasing out Smart Classrooms and shifting to Technology Enhanced Classrooms (TECs) which are built upon a sustainable infrastructure.
The TECs include a college supported, internet connected computer (Macintosh with the option to load virtual Windows operating system), a laser video projector with screen, amplified speakers and a laser pointer. What you may not see on the surface is the behind the scenes infrastructure (cabling, software and controllers) that enable future replacement and upgrades to individual components over a longer period of time.
Speaking of time, as you are probably aware at this moment much of our college courses are being delivered online. In planning for a future in which we will return to mix of online and in-person we may also experience growth in the hybrid delivery modality. In support of hybrid delivery the college has assembled “Hybrid Kits” and integrated them into the TECs. A TEC + Hybrid Kit is comprise of the TEC technologies with the addition of document camera, HDMI (input) capture card, a second web camera, a graphics tablet and a wireless lanyard microphone.
Learn more about these Hybrid Kit technologies and how they can integrated into your hybrid teaching below.
Looking for a way to capture an object or a simple demonstration to share online through Zoom or through a classroom projector in a socially distanced classroom, consider using the Elmo document camera. Document camera devices are a part of the Hybrid Kit installed in TECs, in addition a limited amount that are available for loan through EMC AV Services.
Are flexible, high resolution, easy to use.
Can be used with Zoom online conferencing.
Can zoom in and to show small details of three dimensional objects.
Have a high quality camera for capturing printed text.
Capture handwriting and diagrams written on paper (analogous to using an overhead).
Expand your presentation possibilities, incorporate video from auxiliary devices. Share content from a connected external video source through your Zoom session. The Hybrid Kit includes an HDMI (input) capture card that will allow you to accomplish this. In addition to this a limited number of capture cards available for loan through EMC AV Services.
Step away from the lectern computer and be seen! Learn about our latest addition to the Hybrid TECs, a tripod mounted camera and microphone. Great for capturing wide shots (with audio) of your in-room audience or of yourself teaching with Zoom. In addition to this a limited number of field kits with these Zoom video recorders are available as well as a few auto tracking OBSbot web cameras, available for loan through EMC AV Services.
Tripod mounted camera:
Can be used with Zoom for online conferencing.
Can be re-positioned to capture different perspectives.
Hybrid TECs are now equipped with a Wacom One graphics tablet. Experience writing, drawing diagrams or annotating on the Zoom whiteboard using a tablet and stylus (Tablet is approximately 6″ x 3.7″, not wireless). In addition to this a limited number of larger wireless graphics tablets available for loan through EMC AV Services.
Have you heard of or been using Padlet in your online course? Padlet is a flexible, visual bulletin board service that can be easily shared or embedded into your online course. If you are not familiar with Padlet please take a moment to view this spring 2020 Tech Fun Friday presentation on Padlet to promote active learning (DE Guidelines 5.6) presented by the DE Committee and Donna Matsumoto. The presentation has a table of contents so you can jump around based on your interest.
Typically instructors use Padlet.com free service or seek out division funds for a paid plan, for this calendar year 2021 Leeward CC has a subscription to an Institutional Backpack paid version of Padlet. This will allow instructors an option go beyond the limit of 3 active Padlet boards as well as grow beyond the 10 MB memory limit to 250 MB. Another difference is that on the Leeward service students do not have accounts so their posts will show as anonymous, if a name is helpful, they could type their names into their posts.
Three instructors are highlighted in the video sharing how they design their instruction around the physical space and technology in the classroom. This video highlights teaching strategies such as:
Gregory Staley, Director of Honors Humanities at University of Maryland at College Park says:
“This room made me rethink how I was going to approach the teaching of this material”.
“I changed first of all how I use PowerPoint. Instead of laying out in my PowerPoint what I wanted to say, I laid-out what I wanted them to say. You don’t go into this profession I think unless you love talking, so I had to put myself more in the background and to bring students to the fore. What you do as a teacher is to enable them to learn”.